In this weeks article, Dr. J. Zimmerman discusses foods that have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Also, more pregnancy and chiropractic info
Chiropractic care is all about the management of the human frame. The musculoskeletal system has to be in total synchronization for optimal sports performance. Think of the athlete's body as a high performance sports car. To reach the high speeds on the race track the engine needs to be working perfectly, the tires aligned, all parts firing together. Chiropractic care removes fixations in the spinal, pelvic, hip and shoulder joints so that the athletes body moves more fluently and can perform at 100%. In addition, when the chiropractor adjusts the spine there is an increase and improvement in neural impulses. The nervous system controls muscular contraction and autonomic function. This means that chiropractic care can influence how your muscles work, but more importantly can help increased oxygen levels. Recent research has shown that spinal adjustments have increased VO2 levels in the body helping athletes breath better. Also, the chiropractic influence on the body's endocrine system, via neural impulse control, means that body chemistry can be improved maintaining hormonal balance. Lastly, Chiropractors are trained to care for sports injuries to the spine, hips, knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders and concussion related head injuries. Sports concussion injured athletes need to see chiropractors as part of their concussion team. All concussion injuries involve the cervical spine and the cranial bones. Chiropractors trained in cranial work are imperative to helping the resolution of post concusssion syndrome. A sports chiropractor typcially works with a team of the best sport medicine orthopedist doctors, physical therapists and bodywork practitioners.
On a completely different note, more and more female athletes are continuing to train and compete during pregnancy. The pregnant athlete has different needs and concerns to maintain the health of their body and their unborn child. Chiropractic care, 100% drug free and natural is one way that allows pregnant athletes to continue their training, safely. Pregnancy care for athletes is a most.
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